Training Courses and Continuing Professional Development for Counsellors and Mediators

Relationships Scotland offers a variety of training courses including CPD events, Relationship Counsellor qualifications, and Family Mediator training.

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CPD Programme

CPD events are offered throughout the year on a wide range of topics, primarily for counsellors and mediators although they may be of interest to and be open to other practitioners. Click on the link below to find out more.

Relationship counsellor training

Relationship counsellor training

We have over 50 years of experience in delivering training in couple and relationship counselling and sexual therapy, both independently and in association with Relate in England. Counsellors trained with us can access placements and supervision through Member Services across the country, which makes Relationships Scotland a great place to train.

Certificate in Couple Counselling

Are you already a qualified counsellor working with individuals?  Would you like to work with couples? Then our Certificate in Couple Counselling might be for you.  The course is specifically designed to develop individual counsellors skills and knowledge to enable them to work safely and professionally with couples.

The current course is running to March 2022. We expect the next course to start late 2022. For more information download the Cert CC Course Prospectus 2021-22 or contact the course administrator or Course Director Janet Brown or call 0345 119 2020.

Diploma in Relationship Counselling

The most recent course completed in Dec 2021. We are reviewing the options for delivery of the next course. For more information download DiRC Course Prospectus 2019-2021 or contact the course administrator or call 0345 119 2020.

Diploma in Sex and Relationship Therapy

The most recent course completed in 2021. We do not expect to start another delivery of the course in 2021 or 2022.  For more information contact the course administrator or call 0345 119 2020.

Family mediator training

We have over 30 years of experience in delivering training for family mediators in Scotland. The foundation level training is the Certificate in Family Mediation (Accredited). Family Mediators then go on to complete the Certificate in Family Mediation (Registered). The courses are managed, delivered and awarded by Relationships Scotland and lead to an award on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework, both stages have been awarded 25 credits at SCQF level 9. The courses have been credit rated by Edinburgh Napier University and external professional validation is from The College of Mediators.

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Alternatively, you can contact the course administrator or call 0345 119 2020.

The CFM(A) 2022 will begin in November 2022.  Information about the course dates will be available in Summer 2022.